100 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 15, 1913
Andrew Gunderson, assistant superintendent of the light department, arraigned before the city council last fall and examined for alleged collusion said to exist between him and Hans Pederson, contractor for the Nisqually construction work, and against whom the accusations were dropped when nothing definite could be determined, was again brought on the “carpet” in council this morning by Mayor Seymour. Other members of the council did not appear to care to accuse Gunderson, as did the mayor, and seemed to be satisfied with his statement that there had been no contract between him and Pederson since he had entered the employ of the city.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 15, 1963
The Clover Park School Board indicated last night it favored merger of the Clover Park and DuPont-Fort Lewis school districts, although everyone tried to avoid the word consolidation. And the DuPont-Fort Lewis board, apparently opposed to consolidation, has hired a lawyer “to determine our legal rights,” it was learned today. A rough draft of a letter the Clover Park board said it would send to the state superintendent of public instruction today expressed Clover Park’s preference for merger as the “most desirable solution” to education problems on Fort Lewis.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 15, 1988
Former Pierce County Auditor Richard Greco must go to prison for five years and seven months and pay a fine of $57,250 for convictions on bribery and misconduct charges, a judge ordered. King County Superior Court Judge Anthony Wartnik, who in November convicted Greco of nine counts of bribery and one count of misconduct, told Greco he committed a “wholesale selling out of your responsibilities and your oath of office.”